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27th Apr, 2017 | 3:19pm

Brendan Rodgers mocks Rangers ahead of Celtic showdown at Ibrox

By Amir Mir

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has mocked Rangers ahead of his side’s Scottish Premiership clash on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox.

The club’s senior man is sure that his opponents “want to play better” than they usually do, but insisted that his team “can play better”.

Celtic beat their Old Firm rivals last Sunday when they knocked them out of the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden.

Goals from Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair was enough to see off Pedro Caixinha’s side, who produced a poor display.

Ahead of the final Old Firm game of the season, this is what Rodgers had to say about his opponents.

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“I only think about Celtic,” said Rodgers as posted by the club’s official Twitter account. “I’m sure they will want to play better, but we can play better.”

Rangers have had a difficult season since their promotion from the Championship in the summer under the recently departed Mark Warburton.

They have been unable to compete with their rivals, losing four out of five matches against the Bhoys this term.

By contrast, it has been a successful campaign for Celtic as they are on course to win the domestic treble.

They already have the Scottish Premiership title and Scottish League Cup in their cabinet as they will be hoping to beat Aberdeen in the final of the Scottish Cup at the end of May.

Before that, they will be looking to end the domestic season unbeaten as they have dropped points on only four occasions this term.

In other Rangers news, Brendan Rodgers has delivered an update on Celtic 20-year-old ahead of Old Firm clash.

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